Without adequate preparation
They have almost all died unawares, sitting in the sanctuary they had guarded and which is now no more.
This measure took the Doukhobors unawares, and at first they outwardly submitted to it.
Burke was not the man to fall unawares into a trap of this kind.
"You are not taking me unawares, you know," said he.
Taken unawares, he made no attempt at resistance, and Tewfik was at once proclaimed khedive.